Patents Represented by Attorney Schiff Hardin LLP
  • Patent number: 8350567
    Abstract: In a device and method to install a coil in a circuit, the coil is installed on a substrate and the inductance value of the coil installed on the substrate is adjusted with a test circuit board. The substrate is then installed in the circuit. This enables an efficient installation of the coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Klaus Huber, Stefan Pott
  • Patent number: 8350809
    Abstract: An input device to control elements of graphical user interfaces has at least one input element with multiple buttons (keys), and at least one rotatable input element that is actuated at least along one essentially horizontal axis, and at least one elevation (18) that extends essentially perpendicular to a primary extension plane of the input device. The elevation is provided with at least one additional input element and the additional input element is rotatable around an essentially vertical axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karlheinz Glaser-Seidnitzer, Johannes Kling
  • Patent number: 8350852
    Abstract: In a device and associated method for reconstruction and visualization of projection data, projection data are stored per slice and are subjected to an image reconstruction procedure in parallel within arbitrary slice planes in a processor-controlled filtering process that is executed n times, wherein volume data that are created can already be made available (loaded) for a direct visualization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Barth, Wolfgang Haerer, Thomas Mertelmeier, Karl Wiesent
  • Patent number: 8348970
    Abstract: The military emergency tourniquet is a device for rapidly and easily reducing or stopping blood flow to a limb. The tourniquet utilizes a closed loop system and includes a twistable strap, a base including two opposing entry apertures and an exit aperture, a windlass and at least one receiving loop. The twistable strap is slidably positioned through the opposing entry apertures and the exit aperture thereby forming a closed loop. The windlass is positioned outside of the closed loop and is affixed to one end of the strap. The windlass includes an aperture capable of sliding the opposing end of the strap therethrough. The receiving loop receives an end of the windlass and is affixed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventor: John Janota
  • Patent number: 8350569
    Abstract: A circuit for switching a PIN diode has a PIN diode and an inductor (in particular a coil) as well as a direct voltage source and a group of switches, wherein in a first switch setting of the group of switches the PIN diode can be fed with current from the direct voltage source in its admission direction; and in a further switch setting the PIN diode and the inductor are separated from the direct voltage source and are arranged in a closed current loop such that the inductor can generate a discharge current upon transitioning to the further switch setting, which discharge current is directed to the PIN diode opposite to the current generated by the direct voltage source (DC).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Klaus Huber
  • Patent number: 8348833
    Abstract: In a method to control the movement of an endoscopy capsule in a hollow organ of a patient using a magnet system, a movement signal of the endoscopy capsule in the hollow organ is detected, that represents the time curve of the spatial position. The movement signal is evaluated to identify a periodic signal component thereof, and the frequency of this periodic signal component is identified. The magnet system is operated to exert a force on the endoscopy capsule in the hollow organ that is periodic with the frequency of the periodic signal component, and that is directed opposite to the movement signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Sebastian Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8345903
    Abstract: A battery bay of a hearing device should be better protected against unwanted opening. A housing for a hearing device is therefore provided with: a battery bay that is mounted on the housing and can be moved into an open position as well as a closed position; a projection that is permanently attached to the housing, and a securing element to prevent a movement of the battery bay. The securing element is supported on the battery bay and can be pivoted between a secured position and an unsecured position. The securing element also engages behind the projection in the secured position and the closed position of the battery bay so that the battery bay cannot be moved into the open position. The securing element has a recess in which, in the secured position, a tool can be held to move the securing element into the unsecured position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Siemens Medical Instruments Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Uwe Flaig, Michael Sattler
  • Patent number: 8340242
    Abstract: A device for the transfer of high frequency electrical signals between a rotating component and a stationary component, in particular for use in a CT system, in particular in a gantry of a CT system has a rotor, a stator; at least one brush attached at the stator, with a number of electrically conductive fibers that establish sliding contact with the rotor, and a slideway arranged to the side of the rotor and facing toward the stator. The fibers of the at least one stator-side brush rest on the slideway. A lubricant is provided on the slideway, a rotor has a capture device for the lubricant that is arranged around the outside of the slideway, and at least one return element for the captured lubricant is attached at the stator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Joachim Grottel, Andreas Troeltzsch, Ludwig Welker
  • Patent number: 8340654
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for display and control of video data on a mobile device provides simultaneous multiple video data display of groups of video sources and selection of video data for single, larger viewing. Control of the camera source of the video data is provided for the mobile device user, such as by manipulation of a multi-touch sensitive screen to pan, tilt and zoom. Image capture from the video screen and marking of the captured image is provided. Activation of video data streams and groups of video data streams for display on the mobile device is provided by transfer of activation information to the mobile device via email. Notification of events monitored by the video source or by other sensors is sent to users of the mobile devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Lextech Labs LLC
    Inventors: R. Alex Bratton, Nathan Robbins Petersen
  • Patent number: 8340561
    Abstract: In a cleaning arrangement for a moving element to be cleaned in an electrographic printing apparatus, a cleaning element is provided that has a cleaning member for cleaning which rests on a surface of the moving element to be cleaned. A drive unit for the cleaning element is provided that actuates the cleaning element such that the cleaning member cleans the surface of the moving element to be cleaned region-by-region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Océ Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Walter Kopp
  • Patent number: 8337512
    Abstract: In a method or system for minimally-invasive therapy on a patient, a minimally-invasive therapy apparatus is provided. While performing the minimally-invasive therapy on the patient with a minimally-invasive therapy apparatus, the patient is ventilated with a jet ventilator to reduce a magnitude of the patient's breathing and increase a frequency of the patient's breathing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Michael Maschke
  • Patent number: 8338810
    Abstract: In a mammography system with a radiation protection wall, a production method for a radiation protection wall, and a method to operate a mammography system, the radiation protection wall has a further function in addition to the radiation protection. The radiation protection wall additionally serves to present a user interface of a control program to control the mammography apparatus, and can still display the images acquired by the mammography apparatus. The display region of the radiation protection wall is provided in the upper region of said radiation protection wall and can be fashioned as a touchscreen in order to control the mammography apparatus with the detected touch signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Mathias Hoernig
  • Patent number: 8336372
    Abstract: In a method to determine concentration of toner particles in a carrier fluid in a liquid developer system for a printer or carrier, a suspension of the carrier fluid in the toner particles is charged with an ultrasonic wave. A propagation time of the ultrasonic wave in the suspension is determined. A concentration of the toner particles in the suspension is determined from the propagation time. A system is also provided employing the above steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: Océ´ Printing Systems GmbH
    Inventors: Alfons Ritzer, Werner Zollner
  • Patent number: 8334691
    Abstract: In a magnetic resonance imaging method for non-contrast imaging of blood at a region in the subject's body, a first 3D MR image is acquired represented by a first 3D volume data set of the region at a first trigger delay time. The first 3D image is acquired using a substantially 90° excitation pulse followed by a plurality of variable flip angle refocus pulses forming an echo train where the refocus pulses are smaller than or equal to 180°. To form the first 3D MR image, multiple MR slices are acquired related to the first trigger delay time to speed up the acquisition of the first image. A second 3D MR image is acquired represented by a second 3D volume data set at the same region using the same steps for acquiring the first 3D MR image except that a second trigger delay time is used which is different than the first trigger delay time. The first 3D volume data set and the second 3D volume data set are subtracted to create a third 3D volume data set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., New York University
    Inventors: Vivian S. Lee, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 8333196
    Abstract: The cooling module (2) is provided in particular for the internal cooling of a medical device (20) and is constructed as an assembled unit, with a coolant conveyed in a primary-side coolant circuit, with an air-water heat exchanger (8), with a ventilator (6) for generating a secondary-side airstream for cooling using the air-water heat exchanger (8), and with a controller (18A, 18B) for controlling the operation of the cooling module (2), wherein at least a major part of the controller is integrated in the ventilator (6) as a partial control unit (18A). The partitioning of the controller achieves an efficient use of space within the cooling module (2) in such a way that an optimal use of space is obtained in a restricted assembly space for the cooling module (2), and the air-water heat exchanger (8) can be made comparatively large.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Noya Mikhail, Rolf Sebastian, Carsten Stuka
  • Patent number: 8334695
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of an object, and in particular MR imaging that yields images sensitive to molecular diffusion, undesired image artifacts induced by the rhythmic motion of the apparatus are reduced by manipulating the amplitude, phase, and timing of the diffusion encoding gradient pulses in a manner that interrupts, diminishes, or cancels the rhythmic motion. The residual vibration is evaluated manually or automatically to make such manipulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc., Board of Regents of The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Roderick William McColl, David Embrey Purdy
  • Patent number: 8335332
    Abstract: A method for operating a hearing aid in a hearing aid system where the hearing aid is continuously learnable for the particular user. A sound environment classification system is provided for tracking and defining sound environment classes relevant to the user. In an ongoing learning process, the classes are redefined based on new environments to which the hearing aid is subjected by the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2012
    Assignees: Siemens Audiologische Technik GmbH, University Of Ottawa
    Inventors: Tyseer Aboulnasr, Eghart Fischer, Christian Giguère, Wail Gueaieb, Volkmar Hamacher, Luc Lamarche
  • Patent number: 8331634
    Abstract: In a method for virtual adaptation of an object to be medically inserted in a patient, to a body part of the patient, the object is shown in a desired view on a monitor, the body part is shown in 3D on the monitor, the body part in its unchanged 3D-imaging context, is automatically displaced relative to the object until the object is adapted to the body part with the orientation of the object relative to the monitor remaining unchanged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Karl Barth, Gerd Wessels
  • Patent number: 8332067
    Abstract: In a computerized device for processing a robot control program, at least one local area of a robot path of a robot is displayed at a display screen, the robot path containing a support point that is to be modified. The display screen also shows the support point, as well as a path course therethrough and at least one direction also proceeding through the support point perpendicularly to the path course. An input device allows a user to modify the path course by modifying the position of the support at the display screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Kuka Roboter GmbH
    Inventors: Christof Ditscher, Ulrich Huggenberger, Thomas Stumpfegger
  • Patent number: D673223
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: K-International, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul White